Event Logs

The JAMF Software Server (JSS) records events in the form of logs. You can view the status of these events using the Event Logs.

The Event Logs pane displays the following information:

  • Date/time the status was last updated for an event

  • Name of the device that is in the scope of an event

  • Object type (such as “OS X Configuration Profile” or “Casper Imaging”)

  • Object name associated with an event (such as the name of a configuration profile or “Standard Imaging”)

  • Action of the event (such as “Install” or “Imaging”)

  • Status of the event (such as “Started” or “Completed”)

Event logs can be viewed for OS X configuration profiles and iOS configuration profiles. As of the Casper Suite v9.7, event logs can also be viewed for imaging.

Depending on your system configuration:

  • Some historical event logs data may not be available for OS X configuration profiles and iOS configuration profiles installed using v9.63 or earlier.

  • Some historical event logs data may not be available for imaging performed using Casper Imaging v9.66 or earlier.

Requirements

To access Event Logs, a JSS user account or group must have the Administrator or Auditor privilege set. (For more information, see JSS User Accounts and Groups.)

Viewing Event Logs

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126501/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Global Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Event Logs images/download/thumbnails/10126501/EventLogs.png .
    The event logs are displayed on the pane.

    • “Standard Imaging” includes Target Mode Imaging (TMI) events.
      Note: All migrated imaging events will be displayed as “Standard Imaging”.

    • “Autorun Imaging” represents events that include Autorun data.

    • “PreStage Imaging” represents events that include PreStage data.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To view details about a particular device, click a device in the Device Name column.

    • (Configuration profiles only) To view the object associated with an event, click an object in the Object Name column.

    • To view log details, click a status in the Status column.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

  • OS X Configuration Profiles
    Learn about OS X configuration profiles, including how to view the status and the logs of an OS X configuration profile.

  • iOS Configuration Profiles
    Learn about iOS configuration profiles, including how to view the status and the logs of an iOS configuration profile.

  • About Imaging
    Learn about imaging and the different imaging methods.

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